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A Bag of Hammers (2011)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 12 March 2011 (USA)
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Two misfit best friends incapable of growing up, whose direction is tested by an abandoned child worn beyond his years. Together they invent the family they've always needed.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kelsey - Age 18
Josh Cooke ...
The Cop
Vince Ortega
Barb Rossmeisl ...
The Hobo (as Barbara Rossmeisl)
Interviewer 1
Greg Clark ...
Interviewer 2
Jorge (as Ricardo J. Chacon)
Neighbor (as Dale Waddington Horowitz)


Two car thieving buddies (Ben and Alan) come to personal crossroads when Kelsey, a likable but neglected and fairly well abandoned twelve-year-old boy, crosses their path. Ben and Alan, having bonded for life in helping each other escape unhappy home lives, react differently to Kelsey's situation. One deeply fears the responsibility of looking after a child (having had no personal experiences worth following) while the other finds himself compelled to take him in (seeing himself in the child - an abandoned kid whom no one else wants). Written by statmanjeff

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A con is easy. Family is hard. See more »


Comedy | Drama


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Release Date:

12 March 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Nuijat faijat  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Johnny Simmons, who plays Kelsey at age 18, is the same age as Jake Sandvig, who plays Alan, his adoptive father. They were both 25 when A Bag of Hammers was made. See more »


Wyatt: Look, you may not understand this, but this is the best thing for you, okay?
Kelsey: They wanted me.
Wyatt: They couldn't take care of you, Kelsey.
Kelsey: No one has *ever* wanted me before. But they wanted me.
Wyatt: It's not enough.
Kelsey: Yes it is!
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Crazy Credits

This film is dedicated to Suellen and William Crano. Who are great parents. See more »


References Young Frankenstein (1974) See more »


Ave Maria
Performed by Bernard Soustrot and Jean Dekyndt
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15 June 2012 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

I've never felt the need to review a movie before, but I absolutely loved this movie and as it finished I just wanted to tell someone to see it! As it's Friday night and all my friends are busy at the moment I'll just have to tell you guys: Go and watch this movie!

I'm not going to say anything about the plot, the trailer covers just enough, the viewer understands what it's about but there are still surprises along the way in the plot and emotions that comes up. I highly recommend this movie to anyone. If one of those who made this movie happens to read this; Thank you. You made my weekend.


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